On August 6th, 2011, Taylor played a spirited, high altitude-high energy set at the Telluride Jazz Celebration. Thanks to Telluride Jazz, Livesauce and UStream for the recording. Watch it after the jump: . . . → Read More: Taylor Hicks at Telluride Jazz Celebration- Watch here
Z-Man was at Taylor’s City Winery show in New York City and was kind enough to provide both a live stream and an excellent live audience taping. The show is available for your listening pleasure at: http://panicstream.net/streams/taylor_hicks/2011_05_15/player.html
By Nancy Colasurdo Published May 13, 2011
In the audition video that eventually propelled Taylor Hicks to become the 2006 American Idol, he tells Simon Cowell, “I want my voice heard.” Five years later, with the show on the verge of inducting another into its storied ranks, I asked Hicks if he does indeed feel . . . → Read More: Checking in With an ‘American Idol’
It appears Hicks’ 15 minutes of fame aren’t quite up yet.
“After you hit on everything all the time, a lot of people get complacent,” Hicks said. “They get the big pop and go under a rock.
“You’ve got to constantly stay out there and stay in the eye. That’s hard work and a lot . . . → Read More: Taylor Hicks proves 2006 ‘American Idol’ no fluke, performing at Panoply
Colbert, Fallon, The Roots, and Taylor Hicks join forces for an epic performance to benefit donorschoose.org
Five years have passed since Taylor Hicks joined the elite group of American Idol winners. During those productive years Hicks released three albums, wrote an autobiography, starred on Broadway, and toured internationally. Considering Hicks’ pre-Idol background as a tireless working musician, there’s nothing surprising about his highly disciplined work ethic. Playing music is simply what . . . → Read More: Interview: Taylor Hicks – Keeping Musicianship Front and Center
The entire Taylor Hicks Biloxi concert (2/26/11) was recorded in very good quality by Janibeth. The split & tagged mp3 audio tracks are now available for play or download: . . . → Read More: Complete audio of Taylor Hicks Biloxi show available for download
by Dean M Shapiro
…Hicks, whose latest tour will take him to Beau Rivage Casino & Resort in Biloxi this weekend, hasn’t let any grass grow under his feet either. Five years after his big win he may not have the instant name recognition as some of his other fellow winners but he is following . . . → Read More: After “American Idol” What Next? Taylor Hicks Follows TV Success with Solo Career
By Rob Shuter
“We have found a new ‘American Idol,’ and his name is Steven Tyler,” Taylor tells me. “I enjoy the judges this year, especially Steven, who is the breath of fresh air the show needed. Now all we have to do is find the contest that gives a breath of fresh air and . . . → Read More: Taylor Hicks Says Steven Tyler Is the Real ‘American Idol’ -Popeater
by Mike Greenhaus
Taylor Hicks is no stranger to the jamband scene. Long before he won American Idol in 2006, the 34-year-old singer/guitarist/harmonica player spent years honing his own brand of classic rock-influenced soul music on the Southeast club-circuit. An outspoken fan of jamband music, Hicks once moonlighted in a Widespread Panic cover band and . . . → Read More: Reinventing an American Idol: A Conversation with Taylor Hicks